Warning! Spoilers for Thor #5 below.
Thor is one of the most powerful superheroes in comics, as the God of Thunder is capable of causing serious damage with his trusted hammer Mjolnir. The Avenger has some impressive abilities at his disposal. However, Thor just pulled out a move that’s straight out of the playbook of Goku from Dragon Ball Z.
Dragon Ball was created by legendary Japanese artist Akira Toriyama back in 1984. The series originally appeared in the pages of Weekly Shōnen Jump for more than a decade. The manga follows the adventures of Goku and friends in their training and quests to find the elusive seven Dragon Balls while defending the planet from a group of powerful villains. The manga series has become a pop culture phenomenon, being adapted into multiple anime series, movies, action figures, and video games.
In the latest issue of Thor by Donny Cates and Nic Klein, the Asgardian God finds himself deep within the universe-destroying Black Winter. The Black Winter tries to offer Thor the truth of his forced team-up with Galactus. When the Avenger shows hostility, the Black Winter conjures up Thor’s greatest villains including Gorr the God Butcher, Loki, Doctor Doom, and Malekith. Thor battles with the strong illusions, before deciding to unleash one of his strongest abilities. Despite his hammer feeling heavier than ever, Thor channels the ancient rage of the gods before him and uses an ability called the God-Blast to escape Black Winter’s hold.
The move is nearly identical as the move from Dragon Ball known as Kamehameha. In the Dragon Ball universe, Master Roshi invented the move and taught it to his trainees including Goku, Krillin, and Gohan. The powerful blast of energy comes from the hands of the user channeling the life force energy. The blast is booming and can cause serious damage to anyone in its path. That’s essentially what Thor’s God-Blast does here – however, he uses Mjolnir to channel energy and sends Black Winter’s illusions packing with the striking move.
Thor’s God-Blast is pretty much Marvel’s version of Kamehameha. Thankfully, Thor was able to gather energy for the blast before Black Winter’s villains overpowered and defeated him. With Black Winter later revealing it’s true form, the issue might not be the last time we see the God-Blast executed by Thor. He’ll need all the help he can get in finding out the truth of what’s really going on with Black Winter and Galactus.
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